A 37-year-old man is recovering after troopers say he jumped off the Odabashian Bridge into the Columbia River just after noon Saturday.

Troopers say the man was taken to Confluence Health Hospital Central Campus under involuntary commitment.

They say he jumped off the bridge for unknown reasons as the roadway was not blocked.

According to the Wenatchee Valley Firefighters union, their Water Rescue Team was immediately activated and located the man in the river

The union says the patient was pulled to shore by a rescue swimmer and CPR was started.

The patient was transported by boat by additional Rescue Team members to Confluence boat launch, as life saving measures continued.

Firefighters say Lifeline and Ballard ambulance assisted in patient care.

The patient regained pulses and was transported to Central Washington Hospital.

The State Patrol listed the incident as a possible suicide attempt.

The extent of the man's injuries is not known.

As far as the involuntary commitment;

Under the Involuntary Treatment Act in Washington, a person is typically referred by family members, first responders, or care providers for an investigation/evaluation.

The referrals arise from concerns about a person's safety, history, and presentation of mental disorder or substance use disorder.

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